The most romantic gifts convey a message: I know you, I care about you, and I want to spend time with you. And although the traditional gifts — flowers, cards, and chocolates — are well-known to anyone who goes outside between the days of Jan. 1 and Feb. 15, it can still be difficult to find great Valentine’s Day gifts for women. For one couple, a simple card would be perfect; for another, an evening spent chatting and testing new cocktail recipes would be far more romantic. It all depends on the length of the relationship and personal preferences of the people involved.
But thanks to the magic of the Internet, there are tons of romantic gifts to fit every couple’s definition of romance. From geeky gamer cards to personalized photo books, these gifts run the gamut from silly to seductive. Whether you’ve only gone out a few times and want to mark budding affection, or you’re in a long-term relationship and need to reaffirm your dedication, something on this list is bound to suit your particular brand of love. After all, the personalization is half of the fun.
And for the record, I’d never turn away a heart-shaped box of chocolate. Those treats are damn delicious.